Many West Brom fans have reacted furiously to comments made by former Albion striker Saido Berahino hinting that he would like to return to the club.
The Burundi international was speaking on the Counter Attack podcast [via Express & Star] when he said that he would “100 per cent” go back to The Hawthorns if the Baggies made him an offer in the future. A link to his comments was shared on Twitter by journalist Joseph Masi (via @JosephMasi_Star).
Berahino said: “If West Brom came back in for me, I would jump back – 100 per cent. I support West Brom, I follow their games. My friend (Romaine Sawyers) plays for them. If they came back for me 100 per cent I would go back.”
— Joseph Masi (@JosephMasi_Star) May 11, 2020
Now playing in Belgium for Zulte Waregem, the 26-year-old broke through at West Brom in 2013 and famously scored a winning goal at Old Trafford before netting 14 Premier League goals in the 2014/15 season.
However, he was put up for sale by Albion in 2015 over his poor attitude and desire for a move away (as per The Telegraph) and insisted that he would never again play for Jeremy Peace after the club rejected a transfer request (as per BBC). He was eventually sold to Stoke in January 2017 as then-Baggies manager Tony Pulis urged him to “get his act together” (as per BBC).
Would you take Saido Berahino back at West Brom?
After going 913 days without a senior goal until netting in August 2018, Berahino was sacked by Stoke six months later after he was found guilty of drink-driving (as per Sky Sports). Last year, he was castigated by ex-Potters team-mate Glen Johnson on talkSPORT, who said: “He had the wrong mentality, the wrong attitude from day one.”
These West Brom fans on Twitter voiced their opposition to any potential Hawthorns return for the 26-year-old:
Sure his current club are delighted to hear this. Lad just never learns. All that talent, but cannot help himself
— Chris Lepkowski (@chrislepkowski) May 11, 2020
You had your chance and you blew it, sorry wouldn’t want to see you come back.
— # (@BaggieBirdd66) May 11, 2020
Funny, just yesterday I watched the 14/15 season review, reminded me what a great finisher he was, how he could have been a very good PL and England striker… had he not lost the plot and acted as unprofessionally as anyone could, for years. There’s no way back now.
— Dan Nash (@DanNash86) May 11, 2020
He’s burnt his bridges for me, which is a shame as he had loads of talent. Badly advised and too temperamental.
— Andrew Morris (@AndyMoz18) May 11, 2020
The bond our current team has? No chance mate, I’ve not seen this much togetherness in our team since god knows when, this would tarnish everything
— Danny Williams (@DannyWilliams10) May 11, 2020
Noooooooo way. The club and fans gave him everything when he had nothing. Could have been a legend like super Bob and cyrlle etc.
— Buzz Scott (@BuzzScott1) May 11, 2020
No NO NO…….. Waster
— Paul Drinkwater (@thedrinky) May 11, 2020
West Brom fans, should Berahino be given another chance or has he simply erred too many times to be trusted again? Join in the discussion by commenting below!
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